General terms and conditions of sale

1. Legal notice

This site and all the sub-domain sites in « », « » and « » are the property of FIRST FINANCE Institute (« FFI »), a Hong Kong company registered under number 61848089, whose registered office and postal address are :


Unit 2201, OfficePlus@Wanchai
303 Hennesy Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong


The sites of the sub-domains « », « » and « », owned by FIRST FINANCE Institute, are individually referred to as the or a « Site », and collectively the « Sites ».


2. Introduction

Your use of our Sites is subject to these General Terms and Conditions as well as to the Special Terms and Conditions and Code of Honour, depending on the products or services purchased.


By using our Sites, you accept the Agreement consisting of these Terms and Conditions and the Special Conditions and Code of Honour. If you do not accept this Agreement, please do not use our Sites.


FIRST FINANCE Institute reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time without notice. Any changes to the Agreement will be effective upon posting on this page. You are deemed to be aware of the most current terms of the Agreement and by accessing the Sites after any changes are made, you signify your assent to the Agreement as modified and to any such modifications.

General Provision

3. General Provision

This Agreement governs all use of the Sites and the paid services offered therein. You acknowledge, therefore, that you have read and accepted the corresponding rights and obligations. All orders for services are governed by these terms and conditions.


The General Terms and Conditions of Sale (hereinafter « GTC ») prevail over any other document of the customer, and in particular over any general terms and conditions of purchase, unless a framework agreement or specific commercial agreement has been concluded with the customer. Any other document of FFI or, more generally, of the FIRST Lifelong Learning Group to which FFI belongs, such as prospectuses, catalogues, etc., are for information purposes only. The fact that FFI does not invoke any of these conditions at a given time cannot be interpreted as a waiver of the right to invoke them at a later date.

Products and services

4. Products and services

FFI offers various services:

  • Executive Online Certificates: in partnership with universities or business schools, with « Special Conditions for Executive Online Certificates »; currently ICCF @ HEC Paris, ACCF @ HEC Paris, Strategy @ HEC Paris, ICCF @ Instituto de Empresa, ICCF @ Columbia Business School, M&A @ Columbia Business School and Asset Management @ Wharton Online.
  • Proprietary certificates: sale and face-to-face examination at our partner Pearson Vue, with « Special Certificate Conditions »; currently CMO, CMF and ICCF.
Personal data

5. Personal data

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting the personal data you choose to send us to obtain information on the products and services in which you have declared an interest, or when you register for one of our services.


Your personal data may be shared with our partners in the programs you subscribe to and our technical partners, CV Trust and Pearson Vue. It will not be shared with other entities without your consent.


You can request at any time that your personal data be deleted from our systems and also consult them.


Use of the Sites requires you to provide true and accurate information in registration forms and other information to be completed by you.


Under no circumstances should you share your user data with third parties without our written consent. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect that any password you use has been used by a third party. If true, accurate, current and complete information is not provided or updated, or if FFI has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, out of date or incomplete, FFI will be entitled to suspend or terminate your use of its Sites and refuse any and all current or future access and/or use of such Sites.


Apart from your personal data, any other information and/or data that you may publish on our site will be considered non-confidential and free of rights, unless expressly specified otherwise. FFI shall have no obligation with respect to the information and/or data provided. FFI shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and use such information and/or data in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever, whether commercial or non-commercial.

Intellectual property rights

6. Intellectual property rights

All texts, graphics, images and other documents appearing on the site and in the training course materials are our property or the property of third parties with whom we have agreements. FFI and/or such third parties retain all proprietary rights thereto and the content is protected by international copyright laws.


You may view, download and print the content of one or more pages for strictly personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary rights in the original content on any copies. The content of one or more pages may not be used in any manner not expressly permitted by FFI under these Terms and Conditions.


Under no circumstances may you sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, modify, reproduce, display, perform, create derivative works from, distribute or otherwise use the Content on one or more pages for any public or commercial purpose. The use or display of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited. The trademarks and logos used and displayed on our Sites are our own registered and unregistered trademarks, and nothing on the Sites should be construed as granting any license or right to use any of the marks without our express, prior, written, specific authorization for each use.

Exclusion of liability

7. Exclusion of liability

We strive to ensure that the information on our Sites is correct. However, FFI makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on the Site. FFI may at any time and without notice make changes to the information and data on the Site, or to the products and prices described therein. The information and data on our Site may no longer be up to date and FFI makes no commitment to update such information and data. FFI expressly disclaims all liability for errors and omissions in the content of its Sites.


Users are advised to seek appropriate advice before acting on the basis of this information. The information and data on our Site is provided « as is » without any representation, warranty or condition of any kind. FFI accepts no liability for any loss that may result from your use, consultation or access to the Site or other sites linked from this Site. You agree that FFI is released from any liability of any kind whatsoever that may result from any third party information or data contained on its Sites.


You acknowledge that use of the Internet is not guaranteed to be continuous or error-free.


8. Payment

Purchases on this site can currently be paid by credit card. In accordance with the regulations in force, FFI does not record the bank details of its customers. You must therefore save and print the payment document if you wish to have a copy of the transaction details.


9. Miscellaneous

In the event that any of the provisions of the General Terms and Conditions should be considered invalid or declared as such in application of a law, a regulation or following a final decision of a competent court, it will be deemed unwritten and the other provisions will remain in force.

Rights - Litigation

10. Rights - Litigation

These General Conditions in French are subject to the laws of Hong Kong.
In case of dispute, you must first contact FIRST FINANCE INSTITUTE in order to try to reach an amicable solution.
Failing this, the courts of Hong Kong will have sole jurisdiction.